... if you gave them half a chance.
146) Deeper - Megan Hart
Twenty years ago she had her whole life spread out before her.She was Isobel Watkins, a fresh-scrubbed, middle-class student ready to conquer the design world. And she was taken. Absolutely and completely. But not by Elizabeth, her well-groomed, intellectual girlfriend who had hinted more than once about a ring. No. During that summer she met Zoë Heriot, the moody, dark-haired, local bad girl. She was, to put it mildly, not someone she could take home to Daddy. Instead, Zoë became her dirty little secret — a fervent sexual accomplice who knew how to ignite an all-consuming obsession she had no idea she carried deep within her. Isobel had always wondered what happened to Zoë after that summer. And now, back at the beach house and taking a break from responsibility, from marriage, from life, she discovers her heartbreaking fate — and why she never came back for her. Suddenly Zoë's name is on her lips... her hands on her thighs... dark hair and eyes called back from the swirling gray of purgatory's depths.
(I also wonder if the generator's pick for romantic false lead was Liz Shaw or Elizabeth Bennet).
Memed from lost_spook:
- Comment to this post with "I surrender!" and I'll assign you the basis of some TV show idea. (Science fiction show, medical drama, criminal procedure, etc...)
- Create a cast of characters, including the actors who'd play them.
- Add in any actor photos, character bios and show synopsis that you want.
- Post to your own journal.
Memed from stitching-in-time
Give me a character and I’ll tell you my headcanon for:
- What they smell like:
- How they sleep (sleeping position, schedule, etc):
- What music they enjoy:
- How much time they spend getting ready every morning:
- Their favourite thing to collect:
- Left or right-handed:
- Religion (if any):
- Favourite sport:
- Favourite touristy thing to do when travelling (museums, local food, sightseeing, etc):
- Favourite kind of weather:
- A weird/obscure fear they have:
- The carnival/arcade game they always win without fail:
Memed from lost_spook
Comment to this post with a fic title (a word, phrase or quotation), a fandom and, if desired, a character or pairing. I'll reply with a summary of the fic I won't write for that title, in this way generating plot-bunnies, gaiety of nations and perhaps even actual fic by other people.
Sorry I haven't had much to say about my fandom_stocking presents. I've had a horrible cold since Sunday and haven't felt up to doing things that require much thought.
( Contents )
This page on Ian Visits, and the 9-minute video it contains, are a fascinating time capsule of 1960s futurism and 1960s attitudes. Where interoffice memos get shuffled around on physical conveyor belts, and the office telephone system is advanced because you don't have to plug wires into the switchboard to establish a connection. Obviously my father's office was about 20 years behind the times, because its switchboard made the same transition in my lifetime.
(The swimming pool looks worryingly green, to my way of thinking. It looks less 'healthily chlorinated' and more 'will dissolve you on contact').
( (Carry On) Don't Lose Your Head )
In your own space, share a book/song/movie/tv show/fanwork/etc that changed your life. Something that impacted on your consciousness in a way that left its mark on your soul. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.
( *gulp* )
In your own space, make a list of at least 3 things that you like about yourself. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.
In your own space, create a fanwork. Make a drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. Arts and crafts. Draft a critical essay about a particular media. Put together a picspam or a fanmix. Write a review of a Broadway show, a movie, a concert, a poetry reading, a museum trip, a you-should-be-listening-to-this-band essay. Compose some limericks, haikus, free-form poetry, 5-word stories. Document a particular bit of real person canon. Take some pictures. Draw a stick-figure comic. Create something. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.
Write a ficlet? Now there's a thought. And I've got just the prompt.
( In The Picture, ~734 words )
260) High-Stakes Bachelor by Cindy Dees
Wannabe stuntwoman Lucie Miller can't believe she's landed a starring role in actor-producer Karen Coltraine's new film. A plain-Jane nobody and a megastar? Their on-screen chemistry is electric, burning up the celluloid… but offscreen, Lucie is stalked by danger.
Like a true Hollywood hero, Karen whisks her to her oceanfront mansion, practising love scenes while keeping her safe. But when their real-life relationship starts mirroring the movie's leading couple,the confirmed spinster fears she may fall for the doe-eyed ingenue. If the stalker doesn't get her first…
In your own space, create a list of at least three fannish things you'd love to receive, something you've wanted but were afraid to ask for - a fannish wish-list of sorts. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your wish-list if you feel comfortable doing so. Maybe someone will grant a wish. Check out other people's posts. Maybe you will grant a wish. If any wishes are granted, we'd love it if you link them to this post.
(I did get a couple of my wishes granted from the last time I did this — thanks to lost_spook and liadtbunny, I'm no longer the only Jamie/Sam author on AO3, and liadtbunny has also drawn some illustrations for me).
Following on from last time's success with Jamie/Sam, wider participation in some other very niche ships: Lucie Miller/Karen Coltraine, Ace/Susan Q, Mary Dove/Inspector Neele, and Jamie McCrimmon/Jo Grant. OK, that's four wishes right there.
Given that the question is basically 'What do you want?', I can't resist: I want alt.drwho.creative to reclaim its rightful place in the fandom. I want to see This Time Round stretch forth its hand again, and command the world Outside! I want to see the Tod Brothers finally receive their long-deserved comeuppance! OK, I don't want to be taken over by an alien Keeper in order to save the ruins of adwc, but I do miss the Round. (Its 20th anniversary is 23 January 2018, so that gives my readers, if any, just over a year to come up with something.)
So I'm trying snowflake_challenge
again this year. Don't know how far I'll get with it, but here goes:
( Recs )
In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.
At least, at the time of writing this.
- I have a fandom stocking: Here it is. Now I just have to hope I'll be able to write something for others' stockings; my muse seems to have been on strike since August.
- Checked the Battlefield novelisation the other day, to see if it gives Shou Yuing a family name (it does: Li). Seems that hadn't made it into any of the usual wikis before now, so I updated Tardis.wikia and TV Tropes. Perhaps I ought to retag all my Shou Yuing fics on AO3, since Ace's canonical tag contains her equally non-canonical surname.
Since the Doctor also translates her name as 'Little Cloud' (小雲, Xiǎo yún) I think that means shortening her name to 'Shou' is basically calling her 'Little'. Good thing she's not the one who reacts to that with a baseball bat.
Knowing her full name does make it easier to set her up in the UC generator. ( thus )